Thursday, September 21, 2017

TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY LAW ENFORCEMENT AND LATINOS FUME OVER JACKSON COUNTY EXEC FRANK WHITE COMBAT SELECTION!!!



Once again Jackson County Exec Frank White finds himself embroiled in a controversy he could have easily avoided.

The sitch . . .

This week TKC was first to appoint a new COMBAT director pick by the Exec.



Now . . .

There's resistance to this move among both law enforcement and the local Latino community . . .

Turns out, there was a groundswell of support for longtime law enforcement leader Vince Ortega who was a more obvious choice.



A look at his qualifications from the COMBAT website:

During his 30-year career with the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department, Ortega rose through the ranks to become Deputy Chief of Police. He served on the department's Executive Committee with executive authority to command and coordinate the operations of the bureaus to which he was assigned. At one point, he supervised the KCPD Drug Enforcement Unit.

From 2007 through to his joining the COMBAT staff in early 2009, Ortega worked as a National Security Specialist for GE Homeland Protection, Inc., a division of General Electric.

COMBAT is an anti-drug program funded to the tune of tens of millions of dollars every year and the selection of a relatively unknown to this post has many community leaders flummoxed.

Moreover, the fact that yet another "community" anti-crime organization has excluded someone with connections to law enforcement is earning even more serious push back.



The selection was a surprise to many but it's no shock that the reaction to the news has been overwhelmingly negative.

Real talk: This was an easy win for Exec Frank White and he could have earned favor with both the Latino Community AND law enforcement BUT his pick of a relative newbie with few political connections has evoked a controversy behind the scenes. 

More background, insiders are pointing the finger at the JaxCo Chief of Staff for this important mistake that continues to undermine Exec's office.



And so, THANKS TO OUR BLOG COMMUNITY FOR PUTTING THIS ITEM ON OUR RADAR. After TKC FIRST REPORTING look for more news on this topic as locals and law enforcement leaders ponder the future of this program.

Developing . . .

30 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Frank has to be one of the worst politicians in KC history. Too bad he can't go back to baseball.

Anonymous said...

Half term and then done.

Think about it said...

The future of this program would be greater if voters would wise up and stop approving more funding.

Anonymous said...

So because the guy is white he shouldn't have been hired?

Sounds racist.

Translating TKC said...

Frank's appointment was a black woman.

The insiders wanted the white Mexican.

I think what TKC is saying is that Frank didn't kiss the give patronage to the right group on this one. A common mistake for somebody who is new to politics like Frank.

Anonymous said...

White Mexicans have enough privilege too. I don't feel sorry for the guy. At least he was able to move through the ranks. Some don't get that opportunity.

Super Dave said...

Plain and simple Frank screwed this one up no doubt and probably not the last thing he screws up.

Anonymous said...

Because he seems so polite in public, people have missed for years the fact that Frank White is a racist and hates white people. Those that played baseball with him, like Brett, can't stand him for this reason. He's a bigot and a phony.

Anonymous said...

Frank hides it pretty darn well, but he and his entire family are very racist. His son over at the ATA doesn't even try to hide it.

Anonymous said...

Frank was a great ball player. He was a lousy manager and even worse announcer. Now we are seeing that he is in over his head as a politician. The Peter Principle is still alive and well.

Anonymous said...

Why the hell are we voting for this damn combat tax anyway? For Christ's sakes they are dreaming up shit to blow the money on now. Once they make up all the programs they can dream up then come the whining to support the increase in all the needless expenses. Shut this damn thing down.

Anonymous said...

I bet she gave Frankie boy some good lovin to get the job

Anonymous said...

Frank is so stupid he should not be allowed to pick a dog catcher

Anonymous said...

The COMBAT county sales tax generates around $20 million/year, most of which is given to one nonprofit or another, some wasted on nonsense like neighborhood clean-ups and picnics, and the rest parceled out to family, friends, and supporters of one insider or another.
There are some treatment programs which are run by professionals who actually have some credentials, but any notion that the great majority of the money or those who receive it are having any impact at all on drug dealing in the city is a joke.
And the 2017 homicide rate is a good indication of that.
Just another taxpayer-funded patronage position and deal in JaCo and KCMO, of which there are really too many to even count.
The local electeds are just there to dole out the taxpayers' money.
Any thought of actually providing services to local residents or businesses is purely accidental.

Anonymous said...

Here's an idea. How bout letting the public have some input on who gets to be COMBAT director by having a public meeting or two? No way Frank White is qualified to make this decision.

Crazy Clown said...

MESSAGE to Frank White :

Keep your Degenerate pathetic worthless Ass out of my site in this city, as well as that Pathetic Commie SOB Sly James !

DO NOT ever be where i'm at anywhere in this city, eating or other wize !!

There will be NO Verbal Confrontation !

End of Story !!!

Anonymous said...

Easy does it there clown face. What do you got planned? Snorting at them? LOL

Crazy Clown said...

Naw',,,,

I'll let YOU do the Snorting at them !

my butt hurts said...

Keep your Degenerate, pathetic, worthless As's out of my site. In this city, as well as that Pathetic Commie SOB Sly Jame's !!!!

DO NOT ever be where i'm at !! Anywhere in this city !! Eating or other wize !!

There will be NO Verbal Confrontation ! Becuase I might cry. Like Cris Cantwell

End of Story !!! (sniff!)

Anonymous said...

These are patronage jobs with no real expectation of performance. What does it matter which quota filler gets picked?

Anonymous said...

Bet she lives in a white neighborhood.

Anonymous said...

Frank is an embarrassment

Anonymous said...

Now, let's be fair about this!

On the one hand we have a Hispanic guy whose only qualifications are 30 years in Law Enforcement, experience running Drug Enforcement Units, and nine years already working with the COMBAT Program.

On the other hand, you had an eminently qualified candidate who had experience as an assistant fund-raiser for two Hospitals, and who has black skin and a pussy!

Seems like Frankie had a clear choice, wouldn't you agree?

Anonymous said...

Raise property taxes while burning money in the Combat programs. Jesus! Do these fucking bureaucrats ever represent their constituents? Damn libtards!

Anonymous said...

24 Years of COMBAT Are we drug free have we lowered any of the numbers HELL NO it all goes to deal makers.

Anonymous said...

Mike bailed when County jail got investigated.. Threw Frankie n to make get
Royal lovers to belive..n the Great White Hope..Combat 30 + year money launder for drugs an Violent crime..on Ur tax time..

Retro ROCKER said...

Hey I love educational programing,There is more information on these comments then in the main stream media.

Anonymous said...

Hey ease up and get ready for the Octnegrotober Fest Against Crime and Drugs in Swope Park on Oct 18.

Dat black women gunna shave the corona on all the players in Jaco.

Anonymous said...

You a punk bitch who takes it up your ass. That's what your wife says!

Anonymous said...

Lil' bitch. You ain't shit. All mouth...no balls!